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Drones Created Out of Dirty Residues

In the last episode of Negarit (#181), I asked my audience ‘what do they miss the most in Eritrea?’ I

Three Envelopes for The Horn of Africa Leaders

A newly appointed corporate manager asked his predecessor to give him the best advice he could. The outgoing manager gave

Support The PFDJ, Your Regime

Some people hate others with passion. They don’t like them criticizing or opposing the regime they support, the PFDJ, the

China Stretches Out Its Hands To The Horn

On Monday, June 20, 2022, a two-day Governance and Development Conference winded up in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Xue

Abiy Threatens Eritrean Sovereignty

Last month the Ethiopian Federal Forces transported low-bed trucks loaded with tens of tanks heading towards the direction of Djibouti.

One Kicked Out, Two To Go

In 2018, when Abiy Ahmed made his overly promoted visit to Eritrea and “signed a peace agreement” with Isaias Afwerki,

Let Sherifo Testify

I am sure you must remember Mahmmed Sherifo. Certainly, you remember the reformers. Were they reformers… or something else! And

Somalia Elects President Hassen Sheik Mahmoud

Somalia led the ex-president Formaggio to the Exit door and welcomed President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who won the election by

Between Constitutionalism and “The Constitution”

[Reading time 9 minutes] Carlo was a driving school owner and trainer who was traveling to Keren in a bus

The Horn of Africa: Unchanging Political Seasons

(Reading Time: 7 minutes) Historically, the African region that contains Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somaliland, and Somalia are considered Horn

Eritrean PFDJ and Crowd Mentality

The following is inspired by Gustav Le Bon’s book, The Crowd—the study of the popular mind. If you are walking

Tension in the Eritrean Ethiopian Border

(Reading time: 5 minutes) Gedab News learned that, over the last two weeks, large contingents of [Eritrean and Tigrayan] forces

Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan in Turmoil

After three-years of chaos, Sudan is still going through a precarious political situation where the central government has little control

Awate.com is released from Intensive Care

After operating at a minimum capacity for a while, awate.com is now back--after improving website security and renewed drive.

Three-Legged Stool: Team Lemma, Loses Its Luster

[This Pencil Editorial was first published on March 18, 2019. Today, three years later, we are republishing it hoping it

Singers and Poets

About ten years ago there was a popular singer named Tarreqe. He had a unique voice. Until his slow disappearance,

Ethiopia Prepares for a Negotiated Settlement

On Sunday, a two-day long pan-Ethiopian meeting concluded in Addis Ababa. The preparatory meeting elected a committee that will draw

The Six-Husbands of Eritrea

In the Tigrinya language we do not have separate words for sebay, as in husband, and sebaay, as in Man.

Awate.com’s Saleh Johar interviews Meles Zenawi (2008)

The following was first published in May 26, 2008. It’s the first ever interview with the late PM Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia

“May You Beget A Black Cat”

In 1986 a border conflict erupted between Qatar and Bahrain over the ownership of the Hawar Islands (Fisht AlDibal). Qatari

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